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Benson Henderson: “Every fight I have is going to be the fight of my life, the fight of my career.”

When Benson Henderson steps into the Octagon on February 25 to face Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 he will be seconds away from what many would say is easily the biggest fight of his career. However, the former WEC lightweight champ doesn’t see it that way, feeling as though every bout he’s in carries the same stakes.

“Every fight I have is going to be the fight of my life, the fight of my career,” said the 28-year old in an interview with the UFC promoting the upcoming card.

Though Henderson respects Edgar’s abilities, as well as his overall preparation, he still has no intention of letting the 14-1-1 stop him from achieving his ultimate goal.

“Frankie’s a really smart fighter. I think his camp does a really good job. I think they’re very strategic,” said Henderson before adding, “I want to be the best fighter at 155 on the planet. Period.”

Henderson-Edgar will headline the UFC’s return to Japan after a decade-long absence from the region. Other bouts include Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon and Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan Bader.

Check out the complete interview below:


MMATraining Take: The typically modest Henderson has been a bit more outspoken this time around. Hopefully it signifies his hunger rather than overconfidence since he definitely has a huge task in front of him as far as beating Edgar goes.

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